CASE previews technology enhancements for wheel loaders at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020
G Series wheel loaders to feature touchscreen display, control customizations and remote diagnostics
These latest enhancements (standard or optionally fit based on feature) are anchored by a large touchscreen display that serves as the command center for the new integrated onboard payload system, control customizations, improved telematics and streamlined operating parameters.
The CASE G Series enhancements feature an all-new touchscreen display that provides tablet-like performance for accessing all critical machine settings and operational data. This includes three new color-coded arm-rest buttons that allow the operator to automatically toggle between customizable functions and displays without having to take their hands away from the controls. These buttons can be pre-set for critical functions/displays such as the payload screen, rearview camera, differential lock or declutch, and strobe activation.
Payload system improves loading accuracy
The all-new payload system is integrated directly into the loader's primary display and provides bucket weight, pass counts, accumulated/running weight, job tracking data and more for high-volume loading and production environments. This allows operators to precisely load each truck to reduce under/overload situations by accurately weighing each bucket, and cumulatively track the total weight of material loaded into each truck. It also helps operators track total loads and total volume of material moved over a period of time, and can also track history by customer, truck or material, as well as provide ticket histories.
The three configurable armrest buttons can be specifically set to manage common payload operations such as zero/tare, close/start a ticket, print last ticket, or to call up lists for customers, materials and trucks.
New electro-hydraulic control enhancements
CASE G Series wheel loaders will now feature electro-hydraulic control enhancements that allow the operator to independently set lift (boom) and tilt (bucket) speed to match operator preference and loading situations. Each function can be independently set to smooth, moderate or aggressive within the new touchscreen monitor.
Parallel lift for Z-bar and XR loader linkages
Operators can also take advantage of new parallel lift functionality that assists in material retention and smooth loading by automatically maintaining the angle and position of the bucket or forks. Ride control is immediately active in this mode to further minimize jolting or boom movement. Operators no longer need to choose between a loader with z-bar linkage for greater breakout force or a tool-carrier for parallel lift — these enhancements provide operators the parallel lift functionality in all of its Z-bar and extended reach (XR) model configurations.
Ensuring uptime through enhanced telematics and dealer/OEM support
All G Series wheel loaders are protected by CASE ProCare, which comes standard with a 3-year Advanced SiteWatch telematics subscription. The new technology package features a new 4G modem that significantly increases reporting parameters and allows for two-way remote service and diagnostic capabilities. The 4G modem achieves greater processing power and an almost-real-time reporting of operational parameters to give fleet managers and owners a more complete perspective into current and historical machine performance.
CASE has also launched the new CASE North American Uptime Center — a remote monitoring control center where customers who opt in can have their equipment monitored in real time by CASE service technicians. The goal of the Uptime Center is to connect CASE, its dealers and customers with actionable operating data — and G Series wheel loaders with the new 4G modem and other tech advancements/improvements will be one of the first CASE product lines to benefit from this capability.
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